Loud Silence is a story of Bill McKnight’s personal struggle with mental illness. Using poetry he seeks to challenge myths and mindsets in an attempt to lessen the misunderstanding and stigma which surrounds society’s attitude to mental illness.
Whether you are a user of psychiatric services, a family member or a carer for someone with mental illness, a mental health professional or just someone who wants to know more, may the message of Loud Silence be a help and encouragement to you.
‘… these Emily-Dickinson-like brief verses … are heart-felt, heartbreaking, searingly honest, and beautifully crafted.’
Professor Stephen Hinshaw, University of California, Berkeley
‘Bill McKnight has an unusual ability to see beyond the surface. … His clear vision creates poems that talk to our hearts as well as our brains.’
Cecilia Brain, M.D., Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg
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